High-Stakes Action Turns to Hold’em

Sami Kelopuro
Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro.

Since the high-stakes online poker community made Omaha the main game midway through 2009, No-Limit Hold’em has been a rare sight at or above $100/$200, until last night on Full Tilt.

With the biggest names in the game absent, the high-stakes regulars looking for some action last night chose to take their seats around multiple $100/$200 No-Limit Hold'em tables.

Nosebleed veteran Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro took the brunt of last night's losses, despite starting the day with a $23k win playing heads-up $25/$50 Pot-Limit Omaha.

After a short stint both at $100/$200 PLO and Cap-PLO, Kelopuro was down just $1k moving into his first Hold'em session. But after 310 hands at a $100/$200 6-Max NLHE game, Kelopuro was doen over $15k.

Andy "LuckyChewy" Lichenberger then stepped up to take on Kelopuro heads-up, with the two sitting for 718 hands of $100/$200 NLHE.

Lichenberger took down the largest pot of the match, worth $49,595, on his way to booking a $71k win.

Stuck over $86,000, Kelopuro stuck around at Full Tilt's $100/$200 NLHE tables to play jungleman12 heads-up. But that match ended just 21 minutes after it started,  with jungleman12 making $82,710 over 233 hands.

In the end, Kelopuro logged off down $169,883.

In addition to crushing Kelpuro heads-up, jungleman12 managed to win the largest pot of the day, worth $83,221, against David Benefield.

In total, jungleman12 took in $158,394 before the end of the day.

Benefield, who was just $43k shy of breaking $1 million in profit before yesterday's session, lost a total of $137,194 on the day.

Also making appearances in the NLHE games were Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin, URnotINdanger2 and UarePileous.

Below are three of yesterday's largest pots, to see more hands and results from some of the other players in the game, head to our online poker stats page.


Benefield picked a bad time to triple-barrel.



A huge flop for UrnotIndanger2, sort of.



Such a brutal turn.

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